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serafena
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   Posted 9/13/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad to see some of my old familiar friends on board again. Hi everyone.

I've had a truly craptastic week. Last Sunday my DH fell and fractured the inner bone of his elbow -- the capitellum. We spent 6 hours in the ER waiting for him to get a splint and a referral to a bone doc. So all week we've been dealing with that: suddenly he's incapacitated (but taking it really well -- he's been almost whine free and really brave). He can't drive. He can't cook (he was the primary cook around here. I hate to cook.) He had to have surgery on Thursday to put a screw in his elbow. Ouchie. I drove back and forth to the hospital 40 minutes away 3 times that day.

But that was okay. Stuff happens, right?

Then yesterday my daughter was being willful and he pulled on her arm to get her up from the ground (and he's only got one hand to pick her up with) and he accidentally gave her a nursemaid's elbow. Back to the ER with a hurty elbow. Gah! Luckily just taking the X-Ray popped things back to rights and as we were waiting for the doc to see us, she was using her arm and playing like nothing ever happened. So we left. -- which they don't recommend -- but even the nurse agreed that it was back in place and kiddo seemed fine.

But my DH sulked for the rest of the evening -- he felt awful. I just teased him that next weekend it's my turn to hurt my elbow. I truly hope not because we're taking a trip to St. Louis for Rosh Hashana.

Anyway,
I'm doing a lot better and I wish you all well,
serafena
Serafena
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chrisnsteph1022
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   Posted 9/14/2009 4:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, what a crappy week! I'm so sorry. I gave my son nursemaid's elbow a couple months ago and felt just horrible about it. They didn't even do xrays-they (and I) knew what it was as soon as we told them what happened and it took 15 seconds to pop back into place. How old is your daughter? My son is 3.5 and I swear the terrible two's are NO match for the three's!
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission since 11/2003...currently suspect the beginning of a flare
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, still trying to figure it out
Omeprazole 40mg, zoloft 100mg


serafena
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   Posted 9/14/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter turned 4 in July. this is the 2nd time it's happened to her. Wobbly elbows I guess. :-) She's doing fine, of course. I agree that 3s are hard. She's still hard at times... She's so willful! Everything has to be her way. Good lord. But she's really smart and funny too. Today she had to wear a scarf because mommy was wearing one. She chose this very grownup scarf from my (extensive) stash and wore it long, just like me, with her teeshirt and shorts.

serafena
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chrisnsteph1022
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   Posted 9/14/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
She sounds adorable. My son is very 'willful' as well. That's a nice word for it. I call it stubborn. LOL
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission from 11/2003 to 7/2009
omeprazole 40mg, zoloft 100mg, apriso 1500mg, dicyclomine 3/day
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, still trying to figure it out


mommy.michele
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   Posted 9/14/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow serafena. That is an eventful week. I hate having to go to urgent care,and have those long waits. I hope everyone heals up well and this week is a little calmer for you all!
"Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean
you have to run people over." ~ Fred Pausch


loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 9/15/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Serafena, Your right...craptastic week for you. There is only room for it to get better for next week! Have a nice Rosh Hashana. I am so pleased to hear you are doing better!!! Hugs, LFW

red lightening
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   Posted 9/16/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
For me, the older my two boys got, the easier it was for me.
It just keeps getting better. I'm jealous you have a cook!

sukay
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   Posted 9/18/2009 2:19 AM (GMT -7)   
shocked  OMG serafena!  Everything happens at one time at your house!  I sure hope you hubby gets back to feeling better. 
 
It sounds like your daughter is a little trooper! 
 
What have you been cooking for your husband this week? tongue
 
I hope you're still on the road to healing and I want to wish you a very peaceful weekend.
 

serafena
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   Posted 9/19/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone,

Happy New Year to you also, LFW. 5770! Woot!

Things are calming down, finally. My hubby drove last night for the first time since Labor Day. I'm looking forward to having him drive again. The logistics of me driving him to work everyday and to doc appts, etc, while working myself, were really difficult. His arm is healing and he's terrible about taking off his half-cast!

Sukay, you are so right, my daughter is absolutely a little trooper. Have a peaceful weekend yourself.

serafena
Serafena
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Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER

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